Table 2

Examples of the impact of metallic trace elements on lipid production in some microalgae.

Microalgae Stress conditions Lipid content, lipid productivity Major lipids References
Botryococcus spp. TRG Fe(III) 25.8%, 46.9 mg.L−1.d−1 palmitic acid (C16:0), stearic acid (C18:0), oletic acid (C18:1) Yeesang and Cheirsilp (2011)
Chlorella vulgaris Iron and phosphorus deprivations 56.6%, n.d n.d Liu et al. (2008)
Chlorella sp. BUM11008 Iron deprivation 31.5%, 49.2 mg.L−1.d−1 stearic acd (C18:0), linolenic acid (C18:2), arachidic (20:0) Praveenkumar et al. (2012)
Chlorella sorokiniana Iron 33.0%, n.d n.d Wan et al. (2014)
Chlorella protothecoides Cu(II) 89.0%, n.d oletic acid (C18:1), palmitic acid (C16:0), linolenic acid (C18:2) Li et al. (2013)
Chlorella minutissima UTEX 2341 Cd 21.0%, 249.4 mg.L−1.d−1 n.d Yang et al. (2015)
Chlorella minutissima UTEX 2341 Cu(II) 13.1%, 154.2 mg.L−1.d−1 n.d
Scenedesmus sp. R-16 Mg(II), Ca(II), Fe(III) 47.4%, 275.7 mg.L−1.d−1 n.d Ren et al. (2014)

n.d: not determined

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